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Indian Theological Library Association (ITLA)


Indian Theological Library Association (ITLA)

Address: Indian Theological Library Association (ITLA),

Members: 8
Latest Activity: Nov 1, 2018

Indian Theological Library Association (ITLA)

ITLA seeks to invite theological institutions and librarians from theological seminaries in India to become members of ITLA. The main projects planned are a directory of Theological Librarians in India, a Union List of Serials in Indian Theological Libraries, and a Union List of Catalogues.

Objectives of ITLA
To foster the professional growth of its members, and to enhance their ability to serve their constituencies as administrators and librarians;

To advance the profession of theological librarianship, and to assist theological librarians in defining and interpreting the proper role and function of libraries in theological education;

To promote quality library and information services in support of teaching, learning, and research in theology, religion, and related disciplines, and to create such tools and aids (including publications) as may be helpful in accomplishing this; and

To stimulate purposeful collaboration among librarians of theological libraries and religious studies collections, and

To develop programmatic solutions to information-related problems common to those librarians and collections and to be liason to encourage staff exchange programme among libraries.

Membership: Initially membership included thirty-six libraries associated with Senate of Serampore College. The Executive committee recently decided to open its membership to other theological libraries too, which are accredited by ATA and seminaries managed by Catholic churches in India. A three day national Triennial al conference has been planned for October 2005. The Executive Committee functions under the direct instructions of the general body.


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